GIBSON Jubilee Deluxe Cond HSC
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-12-22)
Price : US $760.00
According to The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, the Gibson Jubilee Deluxe was made in very limited quantities: “Approx. 165 mfg. 1970 only” (p. 255. Gruhn’s Guide and Vintage Guitar Price Guide basically agree). A bit smaller than the dreadnought or jumbo series, it’s 39 ½” long, 10 ¾” at the lower bout, 10 ¼” at the waist, 14 ¼” at the lower bout, and tapers from 3 ¼” to 4 ½” deep, making it about the size of the Martin 00 Grand Concert series and slightly larger than Joan Baez’s 0-series Martin. While it may have been designed more for the coffee house of the 1960s and ‘70s folk music scene than the blue grass stage, it still has enough carrying power for anybody and is a beautiful example of Gibson craftsmanship.
The Jubilee Deluxe features a solid spruce top with rosewood back, sides, and neck in a light natural finish, a rosewood belly bridge with an adjustable rosewood saddle and white black-dot pins, and a 14/20-fret rosewood finger board with a 24 ¾” scale and pearl dot inlay. It has a multi-stripe inlaid rosette and multi-wood binding and purfling, with a triple-bound top, a single-bound back, and a light-colored backstripe. The small black tear-drop pick guard contrasts nicely with the natural finish. The figured rosewood veneer headstock has the Gibson script logo decal; the original 3-on-a-plate Kluson Deluxe tuners have been replaced with chrome Ping tuners.
Even after 37 years of making music, there are almost no cosmetic or structural concerns: there is some light crazing (cracking) in the
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-12-22)
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